I’m cheering myself up today in this terrible weather we’ve been having.

This beautiful diary is what I will be keeping abreast of my life with this year. I am really determined to use this one properly, I tend to trail off by February, usually! It’s full in inspirational words from writer Paulo Coelho and amazing illustrations by Catalina Estrada whom I have just discovered. Wish me luck!
A peony, one of my favourite flowers
My other half got it right this year for my Christmas present, buying me something ‘beautiful not useful’, the beautiful ‘Garden of Eden’ published by Taschen full of amazing botanical drawings. I can see me whiling away the hours with my nose in this book. You might remember that botanical prints were the inspiration behind my Botanica jewellery range…. expect more of this….
My favourite present from the kids was these gorgeous fingerless gloves from Spirals here in Hebden Bridge. I must admit I had been in and fallen in love with them already and nodded Gary the wink that it’s what I wanted.

Now, don’t you wish you were here?

Rachel x

Rachel Lucie Johns

Hi! I'm Rachel, a jewellery designer-maker & nature photographer. My work is inspired by the gorgeous countryside around West Yorkshire & Art Deco design. This blog is where I share my creative life and inspiration. find out more ...


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    Rachel Lucie Johns

    6th January 2012

    thanks, I felt very spoilt this year :) I did ask for one of them, and I actually bought the diary as a gift to myself! Hope you've had a lovely break & fab Christmas x

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    6th January 2012

    Lovely and thoughtful gifts!